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The longest suspension bridge in Africa just opened - here’s why it’s good news for South Africa

Mozambique has officially opened the Maputo–Katembe bridge – the longest suspension bridge in Africa. The bridge spans just over three kilometres (3,041 metres) across the Maputo Bay in southern Mozambique and will help connect the Mozambican capital of Maputo on the northern bank with Katembe on the southern bank.

Home Affairs plans to open 20 new Smart ID offices with SA banks

The Department of Home Affairs plans to expand its Smart ID and passport partnership with South Africa’s banks, by adding 20 additional branches to the programme in major urban centres. The Smart ID partnership was launched in 2015, with Standard Bank, Absa, Nedbank and FNB joining the programme.

Reduce, reuse and recycle with Hulamin

In May this year the Department of Environmental Affairs announced on an ambitious strategy to embark on a “source to sea” initiative to combat plastic pollution.  Since then there has been an increased focus worldwide regarding packaging with South Africa being among the countries to join the Clean Seas campaign initiated by the United Nations Environmental Program.

Manitou - Your partner in construction

In January 2017, Manitou South Africa opened their first Manitou Centre based in Cape Town and servicing the Western Cape area. Previously allocated to dealerships in the area, Manitou decided in 2017 that in order to penetrate the potential that the Western Cape market has to offer, a more focussed approach was required and the most effective way to achieve this focus was if Manitou established a centre in the area.

The crazy amount of money that bosses get paid in South Africa

Deloitte has published its annual Executive Compensation Report, showing what top executives earn in South Africa. The 2018 report analyses the remuneration disclosures of executives from JSE listed companies over the past 7 years, and paints a picture of how executive pay has shifted over the years, and a possible way forward.

Three new retirement villages in the offing

Three new retirement villages are to be launched by Rabie Property Group under a new brand, Oasis Life, in Cape Town over the next six to eight months at a total cost of more than R2,5billion. This follows the successful sell out of Rabie’s Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort in Century City where all 376 sectional title apartments were sold out six months ahead of the sixth and final high-rise apartment block being completed.

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